Birth control are methods that help you prevent unwanted pregnancy. There are many kinds of birth control methods. Some types work primarily by preventing ovulation (a woman’s ovary releasing an egg) from happening, while other methods prevent a man’s sperm from reaching an egg. There are lots of ways to figure out what kind of birth control works best for you–whether it’s long acting and reversible (like IUDs or the implant) or short term and easily stopped like the pill. For more information on birth control, you can visit our “Contraceptive finder” section.